[George G.] Kip
Martinez, cal. July 7, 1897
My dear Mr Kip.
I thank you for kindly letting me know your summer [trail?] I am going to join Prof. Sargent of Cambridge in a tramp through the Rockies in British Columbia to study Picea this summer. I shall probably leave home about the first of August & may miss you, still it is possible I may have the pleasure of seeing you at the Palace Hotel S.F. on the 3d. & I may even meet you somewhere on the Great Northern R.R. Anyhow you will hear from me.
I have a sister here from the east who wants to go to Yosemite. Have you any ladies with you? If so, I would be glad to have you take her in charge.
Your letter brings back our last summers icy Alaska trip, all the memories of which are pleasant. I'll be glad to get the photo of the little Menzies Spruces.
On your return trip on the Great Northern do not fail to stop off a day or two at Lake McDonald near the summit of the Rockies. I spent three or four days there last summer & it is charming No end of trout there, & fine wild glacial scenery. You will thank me I am sure for this advice. Also when at McDonald go to Avalanche Lake 10 miles up the tributary of the Flathead River
With pleasant memories,
I am ever Yours John Muir
Please send word of your arrival at the Palace
[in margin: Hotel so that my sister may join you in the Yosemite trip]
1897 Jul 7
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to [George G.] Kip, 1897 Jul 7." (1897). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2269.
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